Fact Checked: No! Rajnath Singh is not appointed as the Lok Sabha speaker

Amidst the speculations about Narendra Modi’s Union Cabinet, a claim has surfaced on the internet with a picture of Rajnath Singh according to which he has been appointed as the Lok Sabha speaker.

The caption of the post read: “उत्तर प्रदेश के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री देश के पूर्व गृहमंत्री लखनऊ से सांसद माननीय राजनाथ सिंह जी को लोकसभा स्पीकर मनोनीत होने पर बहुत बहुत बधाई।”

(Translation: Uttar Pradesh’s former CM, former Home Minister, MP from Lucknow, Rajnath Singh has been appointed as the Lok Sabha speaker.)

FACT CHECK

When we did a fact-check on the claim, we found that the claim is FAKE.

On checking the allocation of portfolios released by Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 31, 2019, we found that Rajnath Singh is appointed as the Minister of Defence.

Hence, the above information proves that the claim attached to the picture is FAKE.

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